Researchers Explore Neural Interactions Behind Reach-to-grasp Tasks

Researchers Explore Neural Interactions Behind Reach-to-grasp Tasks

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Researchers Explore Neural Interactions Behind Reach-to-grasp Tasks

Seemingly simple reach-to-grasp tasks rely on more complex interactions between two specific types of nerve cells in the basal ganglia — the brain region that controls movement and is mainly affected in Parkinson’s disease — than previously thought, a study in mice shows. The data highlighted that both types of nerve cells, or neurons, are needed for the completion of the movement (being key for different phases of the move), challenging previous studies showing that…

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